There’s an interesting cultural disconnect occurring between the woke gatekeepers at mainstream media and the populist masses.
Take two recent examples, Ricky Gervais and the Heard/Depp defamation case.
In both cases the woke mainstream media gatekeepers attacked Gervais for his satire and they attacked Depp because all men lie about abuse.
What did the people say though?
Last week, The Office creator released his new special SuperNature, which faced criticism for jokes targeting transgender people. It was then condemned as “dangerous, anti-trans rants masquerading as jokes” by LGBTQ+ advocacy organisation GLAAD.
On Sunday, The Atlantic staff writer Conor Friedersdorf tweeted a screenshot from review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes highlighting the disparity between SuperNature’s critic and audience scores. The special has a 14 per cent overall rating with critics, but 92 per cent with audiences.
…this is interesting. The vast, vast, vast majority loved Ricky’s comedy special and saw his commentary about Trans activists as the very sharp satire its was while the mainstream media woke gatekeepers shat all over it.
The same dynamics were at play with the Depp/Heard case. Woke msm gatekeepers have already screamed this is a huge miscarriage of justice and have refused to see it as a backlash to the #MeToo ‘BELIEVE ALL WOMEN’ mantra, yet the people have spoken.
The TikTok hashtag #IStandWithAmberHeard has amassed more than 8 million views, #JusticeForJohnnyDepp is at 15 billion views.
The disconnect between the Puritan Woke media gatekeepers and the masses becomes even more detached than ever before and this means bad faith actors and Facebook hate algorithms will step into the vacuum of news and opinion.
Meanwhile, the planet burns and the rich get richer. Maybe, just maybe, middle class woke micro aggression policing virtue signals aren’t helping.
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